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  • Frank SM (2024). Transfer of tactile learning to untrained body parts: emerging cortical mechanisms. The Neuroscientist. https://doi.org/10.1177/10738584241256277
  • Wang Z*, Tan Q*, Frank SM, Sasaki Y, Sheinberg D, Phillips KA, Watanabe T (2024). Learning of the same task subserved by substantially different mechanisms between patients with body dysmorphic disorder and healthy individuals. Cerebral Cortex, 34(5). https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhae215
  • Frank SM, Becker M, Malloni WM, Sasaki Y, Greenlee MW, Watanabe T (2023). Protocol to conduct functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy in different age groups of human participants. STAR Protocols, 4:102493. doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2023.102493
  • Frank SM*, Maechler MR*, Fogelson SV, Tse PU (2023). Hierarchical categorization learning is associated with representational changes in the dorsal striatum and posterior frontal and parietal cortex. Human Brain Mapping, doi: 10.1002/hbm.26323.
  • Pavan A, Malloni WM, Frank SM, Wein S, Donato R, Greenlee MW (2023). Lack of orientation specific adaptation to vertically oriented Glass patterns in human visual cortex: an fMRI adaptation investigation. Scientific Reports, 13:12362. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-39247-7.
  • Beer AL, Becker M, Frank SM, Greenlee MW (2023). Vestibular and visual brain areas in the medial cortex of the human brain. Journal of Neurophysiology, 129:948-962.
  • Frank SM, Becker M, Qi A, Geiger P, Frank UI, Rosedahl LA, Malloni WM, Sasaki Y, Greenlee MW, Watanabe T (2022). Efficient learning in children with rapid GABA boosting during and after training. Current Biology, 32:5022-5030.e7. Featured by dispatch: Dinse HR (2023). Developmental neuroscience: boosting inhibition boosts learning. Current Biology, 33:R72-R75.
  • Frank SM, Otto A, Volberg G, Tse PU, Watanabe T, Greenlee MW (2022). Transfer of tactile learning from trained to untrained body parts supported by cortical coactivation in primary somatosensory cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 42:6131-6144. Selected as a featured article by Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Plank T, Benkowitsch EMA, Beer AL, Brandl S, Malania M, Frank SM, Jägle H, Greenlee MW (2021). Cortical thickness related to compensatory viewing strategies in patients with macular degeneration. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15:1265, 1-19. 
  • Sun L*, Frank SM*, Epstein RA, Tse PU (2021). The parahippocampal place area and hippocampus encode the spatial significance of landmark objects. Neuroimage, 236:118081, 1-9.  
  • Wang Z, Tamaki M, Frank SM, Shibata K, Worden MS, Yamada T, Kawato M, Sasaki Y, Watanabe T (2021). Visual perceptual learning of a primitive feature in human V1/V2 as a result of unconscious processing, revealed by Decoded fMRI Neurofeedback (DecNef). Journal of Vision, 21(8):24, 1-15.  
  • Wein S, Malloni WM, Tome AM, Frank SM, Henze GI, Wüst S, Greenlee MW, Lang EW (2021). A graph neural network framework for causal inference in brain networks. Scientific Reports, 11:1-18.
  • Frank SM, Forster L, Pawellek M, Malloni WM, Ahn S, Tse PU, Greenlee MW (2021). Visual attention modulates glutamate-glutamine levels in vestibular cortex: evidence from magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Journal of Neuroscience, 41:1970-1981. 
  • Frank SM, Qi A, Ravasio D, Sasaki Y, Rosen EL, Watanabe T (2021). A behavioral training protocol using visual perceptual learning to improve a visual skill. STAR Protocols, 2:100240. 
  • Frank SM, Bründl S, Frank UI, Sasaki Y, Greenlee MW, Watanabe T (2021). Fundamental differences in visual perceptual learning between children and adults. Current Biology, 31:427-432. Featured by dispatch: Seitz AR (2021). Perceptual learning: changes across the life span. Current Biology, 31:R69-R72.
  • Shmuel D*, Frank SM*, Sharon H, Sasaki Y, Watanabe T, Censor N (2021). Early visual cortex stimulation modifies well-consolidated perceptual gains. Cerebral Cortex, 31:138-146.
  • Frank SM, Qi A, Ravasio D, Sasaki Y, Rosen EL, Watanabe T (2020). Supervised learning occurs in visual perceptual learning of complex natural images. Current Biology, 30:2995-3000. Featured by dispatch: Seitz AR (2020). Perceptual expertise: how is it achieved? Current Biology, 30:R875-R878.
  • Frank SM, Pawellek M, Forster L, Langguth B, Schecklmann M, Greenlee MW (2020). Attention networks in the parietooccipital cortex modulate activity of the human vestibular cortex during attentive visual processing. Journal of Neuroscience, 40:1110-1119.
  • Klaus MP*, Wyssen GC*, Frank SM, Malloni WM, Greenlee MW, Mast FW (2020). Vestibular stimulation modulates neural correlates of own-body mental imagery. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 32:484-496. 
  • Frank SM, Greenlee MW (2018). The parieto-insular vestibular cortex in humans: more than a single area? Journal of Neurophysiology, 120:1438-1450.
  • Bang JW*, Shibata K*, Frank SM*, Walsh EG, Greenlee MW, Watanabe T, Sasaki Y (2018). Consolidation and reconsolidation share behavioural and neurochemical mechanisms. Nature Human Behaviour, 2:507-513. Featured by dispatch: Bernabo M, Nader K (2018). Reconsolidating perceptual skills. Nature Human Behaviour, 2:450-451.
  • Frank SM, Greenlee MW, Tse PU (2018). Long time no see: enduring behavioral and neuronal changes in perceptual learning of motion trajectories three years after training. Cerebral Cortex, 28:1260-1271. 
  • Wirth AM, Frank SM, Greenlee MW, Beer AL (2018). White matter connections of the visual-vestibular cortex. Brain Connectivity, 8:235-244.
  • Reavis EA, Frank SM, Tse PU (2018). Learning efficient visual search for stimuli containing diagnostic spatial configurations and color-shape conjunctions. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 80:1110-1126.
  • Sun L, Frank SM, Hartstein KC, Hassan W, Tse PU (2017). Back from the future: volitional postdiction of perceived apparent motion direction. Vision Research, 140:133-139. 
  • D’Andrea-Penna GM, Frank SM, Heatherton TF, Tse PU (2017). Distracting tracking: interactions between negative emotion and attentional load in multiple object tracking. Emotion, 17:900-904. 
  • Frank SM, Sun L, Forster L, Tse PU, Greenlee MW (2016). Cross-modal attention effects in the vestibular cortex during attentive tracking of moving objects. Journal of Neuroscience, 36:12720-12728. 
  • Frank SM, Wirth AM, Greenlee MW (2016). Visual-vestibular processing in the human Sylvian fissure. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116:263-271. 
  • Reavis EA*, Frank SM*, Greenlee MW, Tse PU (2016). Neural correlates of context-dependent feature conjunction learning in visual search tasks. Human Brain Mapping, 37:2319-2330. 
  • Greenlee MW, Frank SM, Kaliuzhna M, Blanke O, Bremmer F, Churan J, Cuturi LF, MacNeilage PR, Smith AT (2016). Multisensory integration in self-motion perception. Multisensory Research, 29:525-556. 
  • Frank SM, Reavis EA, Greenlee MW, Tse PU (2016). Pretraining cortical thickness predicts subsequent perceptual learning rate in a visual search task. Cerebral Cortex, 26:1211-1220. 
  • Reavis EA, Frank SM, Tse PU (2015). Caudate nucleus reactivity predicts perceptual learning rate for visual feature conjunctions. Neuroimage, 110:171-181. 
  • Frank SM, Baumann O, Mattingley JB, Greenlee MW (2014). Vestibular and visual responses in human posterior insular cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 112:2481-2491. 
  • Frank SM, Greenlee MW (2014). An MRI-compatible caloric stimulation device for the investigation of human vestibular cortex. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 235:208-218. 
  • Frank SM*, Reavis EA*, Tse PU, Greenlee MW (2014). Neural mechanisms of feature conjunction learning: enduring changes in occipital cortex after a week of training. Human Brain Mapping, 35:1201-1211. 

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